An Iraqi Nun's Tale

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Sister Olga Yaqob was born and raised in Iraq. She came of age in the terrible years of Saddam Hussein's rule and hard Western sanctions. She worked with the poor and wretched in the streets of Baghdad and in Abu Ghraib prison long before American troops took the Iraqi capital.

For the last half dozen years, she's been on the outside looking in as Iraq descended into chaos and insurgency. Now this tiny Iraqi nun has gone back to Iraq, to bring comfort and bear witness and tell the world what's unfolding there.

This hour, On Point: a nun's tale. Iraq from the inside, with Sister Olga of the Eucharist.Guest:

Sister Olga Yaqob, a diocese hermit in the Roman Catholic Church and a campus minister at the Boston University Catholic Center.

This program aired on February 11, 2008.


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